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Vocabulary Lesson: Using your Local Library

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Read the following article about libraries and fill the gaps with the missing words. I hope you take the advice offered!

Libraries in the UK

All cities and even most towns and _1_ in the UK have a local library. It is a resource open to all where you can _2_ many different books completely free of charge. This is fantastic for EFL learners. Most libraries have a _3_ range of reading materials, from fiction, to children’s books to academic handbooks.

I recently re-joined my local library and was _4_ at how much it has to offer. Not only that, I was also able to sign up my two month old daughter! I can borrow up to twenty books for free, I can go there to use the internet and print and I can use it as a quiet place to _5_ or work. The library also has lots of events and _6_ for both adults and children. On a Monday morning there is a 'Rhyme Time' group which is perfect for my daughter. I was taught to love reading from a young age and I want the same for my little girl. Plus, reading teaches babies about communication and builds listening, _7_ and vocabulary skills. It is great to go along and meet other Mums in the area too.

If you are studying in London you can _8_ some very impressive libraries. Why not check out the Barbican library, which specialises in the arts, or the British library which holds over 150 million items!
As language learners, it is important to remember that reading can be an excellent _9_ for improving your English. So go and visit your local library and choose a book that motivates you to learn!

Lesson by Caroline



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